Telecommunication in Canada

The development of telecommunications in Canada is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +1, there were a total of 45.44 million connections in 2016. Among them were 30.45 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.84 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections Canada is very well in the race. Around 90% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 37% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 8.74 million webhosts, Canada is below the world's average by population.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

The following diagrams show the development of the different telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that on average every inhabitant has more than one subscription.

Spread of internet connections in Canada 1990 - 2016

Broadband internet in Canada 1998 - 2016

Landlines in the years 1991 - 2016

Mobile phones in Canada 1991 - 2016

Spreading in 2016 Canada
Internet users 32.60 m 89.84 % 413.13 m 80.77 %
Broadband users 13.50 m 37.20 % 168.27 m 32.90 %
Landlines 14.99 m 41.30 % 213.38 m 41.72 %
Mobile cellulars 30.45 m 83.92 % 619.93 m 121.20 %